10. Mar 2022 - 10. Mar 2022
For the 2021-2027 funding period, a new category of eligible projects has been introduced in the energy part of the revised Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme: cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy.
The new CEF Energy window complements other EU renewable energy funding opportunities, focusing specifically on cross-border cooperation to optimise national efforts for deployment of renewable energy.
To be eligible for financing, cross-border projects should first be qualified and included in the “list of cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy”, also known as the CB RES List.
During the info day on 10 March, CINEA will explain the characteristics of the call, the context, the criteria and some tips and trick to prepare a good application.
Read more here.
26. Sep 2022 - 30. Sep 2022
This year, EUSEW will return on 26-30 September in a new hybrid format, with both participants and speakers able to participate onsite and online.
The event will comprise a high-level Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards, and the third European Youth Energy Day as well as opportunities for 1:1 meetings, exhibition stands and other networking activities.
Watch the info session to learn more.
Read more here.
The EIRIE platform is still growing and does not yet offer all planned services and tools. However, it is very important to gather valuable insights and feedback from an early stage to build on and apply it to the platform.
We deeply value all the feedback we receive. We would like to share with you on a regular basis feedback we received from the PANTERA Advisory Board members, gathered through interviews by the consortium members. This consulting process will continue after 6 and 12 months to receive more insights as the EIRIE platform gradually grows.
“The platform offers a good possibility for all the stakeholders to interact on a regular basis and exchange information on the smart grid implementation in various MS.
It is also well integrated with other platforms in the area of smart energy systems.
The current set up of 6+1 Regional Desks coupled with the EIRIE platform offer a good basis for regional cooperation and exchange of up-to-date information in the field of R&I.
The Matchmaking Services for fostering and enhancing collaboration between R&I stakeholders and reinforcing participation of low-spending countries in funded activities seems to be in fact the most important tool for the future utilization of the platform, as it could provide valuable information as well as advice to the low-spending countries on how to use the financing provided by various sources in the field of innovation and modernization of the European grid, in the most efficient and sustainable manner.”
Energy Expert Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria, Expert in International Cooperation Directorate
PANTERA Advisory Board member
Did you allocate some time to visit the EIRIE platform and/or look for specific information or use a functionality for your needs?
Drop us an email and let us know your opinion.
16. Feb 2022 - 03. Mar 2022
The European Commission is working on an action plan on the digitalisation of the energy sector to help develop a competitive market for digital energy services and digital energy infrastructure that are cyber-secure, efficient and sustainable.
The action plan, presented as a roadmap, was open for consultation and the feedback was integrated in a public consultation (4 October 2021 – 24 January 2022). In addition, the Commission is organising a series of workshops between 16 February and 3 March, aiming to collect further input from stakeholders and other relevant Commission services.
Registration is now open.
To attend the workshop on 16 February (not listed in the registration form), please send an e-mail to ENER-B5-SECRETARIAT@ec.europa.eu. You will receive the login details in return.
- 16 February at 9.00 – 12.30 (CET)
Best practice for energy data sharing - Agenda
- 18 February at 9.00 – 12.30 (CET) (Registration deadline: 17 February)
Efficient integration of the electric vehicles to the electricity system and the data sharing framework - Agenda
- 23 February at 10.30 – 12.00 (CET) (Registration deadline: 22 February)
Priorities in the energy transition that require enhanced data exchanges at EU level - Agenda
- 24th February at 15:00 – 16:30 CET - Registration
Data sharing in renewable energy: experiences and incentives (organised by the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centre (EUREC) - Agenda
- 25 February at 10.30 – 12.00 (CET) (Registration deadline: 24 February)
Promoting cooperation between digitalisation of energy centres of expertise and digital innovation hubs - Agenda
- 3 March - Registration
More information here.
24. Feb 2022 - 25. Feb 2022
EM4I - 4th EERA workshop & 1st AMPEA-E3S joint workshop on “Sustainability Assessment of materials and technologies for a clean energy transition”
Since the summer of 2021, the EERA Joint Programme on Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Applications (JP AMPEA), together with the EERA Joint Programme on Nuclear Materials (JP NM) and the transversal Joint Programme Digitalisation for Energy (tJP DfE), are hosting a workshop series on "Energy Materials for Innovation (EM4I)". The series, consisting in six workshops, covers the integral stages of materials research, from discovery to scale-up productions, device development, industrial integration and sustainability, as well as cross-cutting technologies supporting these actions.
The fourth of the series focuses on “Sustainability assessment of materials and technologies for a clean energy transition”. It is scheduled to take place on 24 and 25 of February combined with a workshop co-organised by the Joint Programmes Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Applications (AMPEA) and Economic, Environmental and Social impacts of the Energy Transition (E3S).
The workshop is free of charge and open to all upon registration.
To register for the first day (24 February), focused on the joint contributions by JPs AMPEA and E3S register at this link
To register for the second day (25 February), focused on EM4I topics register at this link
More information here.
The EU aims to be climate-neutral by 2050. Collaboration and innovation in the energy research sector are key to reach a successful clean energy transition. In particular, a pan-European effort is required to ensure strong acceptance and commitment to reach the decarbonisation objective by 2050.
The "Pan-European Clean Energy Transition: ways to strengthen transnational cooperation" workshop, jointly organised by the Implementation Working Group Deep Geothermal Support Unit, SUPEERA and EERA aisbl, aimed at giving the representatives of the EU13 countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) and Greece and Portugal, the opportunity to learn more about the initiatives favoring their countries' institutions as well as further cooperation opportunities in the EU.
The webinar, which took place on January, 19, 2022, highlighted the importance of the SET Plan and the CET, the crucial role of all European countries' involvement, and the need to align national and regional strategies with the European plans for a carbon-free society.
The event kickstarted by presenting the current involvement of the EU13 countries in the SET Plan and the CET. Three aspects were highlighted:
- EU13 countries possess, use, and continue to develop renewable energy sources (PV, wind, ocean, geothermal, hydro) according to the regional possibilities.
- The representativity of EU13 countries in the SET Plan communities is very low, which prevents them from actively influencing its course.
- Only about 5% of the H2020 funds were allocated to EU13 countries.
To conclude, the webinar focused on cooperation and networking opportunities that facilitate participation in European consortia and winning projects and enable exchange between organisations on administrative issues. Specifically, the EIRIE platform was introduced to the participants, while the benefits of participating in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) were highlighted.
Read more here.
For the first time, proposers were invited to submit their ideas to accelerate the market-uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions under the Clean Energy Transition sub-programme, which joined the LIFE programme in 2021.
The first call closed on 12th January 2022. Overall, 18 topics with a total budget of 94.5 M EUR were open in the areas of local authorities, digitalisation, innovative financing, home renovation services and citizen empowerment.
Proposals will be evaluated in spring and selected projects will enjoy a 95% co-funding rate. The first batch of LIFE Clean Energy Transition projects is expected to go live in autumn 2022.
More information here.
The main tasks of the new Mission Boards will be to promote the EU Missions by raising awareness of the citizens and advice on the actions of the Mission’s implementation plan. The Mission Boards resulting from this call for application will build on the work of the first phase Mission Boards (in charge until December 2021).
The Mission Boards advise on the full implementation of the five EU Missions working on:
- Adaptation to Climate Change;
- Restore our Ocean and Waters;
- Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities;
- Soil Deal for Europe.
More information here.
The deadline for applications is 02 February 2022, 17h00, CET.
03. Feb 2022 - 03. Feb 2022
Cluster 5 info days’ second edition will present 74 open topics (including batteries, renewable energy, zero-emission road transport, aviation, and many more) of the Horizon Europe Cluster 5 2022 calls.
Cluster 5 info days’ second edition will feature a plenary and three parallel sessions with emphasis on:
- - Promoting specific Cluster 5 topic calls and disseminating information about the Horizon Europe Cluster 5 Work Programme 2022 to stakeholders;
- - Providing advice on how to draft a good proposal and sharing the key lessons learnt from the first Horizon Europe evaluations;
- - Offering networking and matchmaking opportunities to prospective applicants to support the building of proposals’ consortia in a dedicated separate brokerage day.
No registration is required.
Find all the details and the agenda here.
31. Jan 2022 - 31. Jan 2022
The first Energy transition expertise centre (EnTEC) stakeholder workshop is organised jointly by the European Commission and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.
It aims to inform stakeholders about the EnTEC project and present the first 2 in-depth studies:
- Enabling the Energy Transition – How flexible digital options can support
- The role of renewable H2 import & storage to scale up the EU deployment of H2
Fraunhofer ISI will introduce the project. The EnTEC partners McKinsey and Trinomics will present the studies. Afterwards there will be the opportunity to discuss the study results and ask questions to the project team.